Traditional teachings passed on via Solomon Rat

From Solomon Ratt: From my traditional teachers, I passed on this list in the last lecture for one of my classes.

Being Cree means having:

Dawn Marie Marchand: mâmahwohkamâtowin-working together

Dawn Marie Marchand: mâmahwohkamâtowin-working together

nanahihtamowin – obedience;
kistêyihtowin – honor;
kistêyihtamowin – respect;
tapahtêyimisowin – humility;
miywêyihtamowin – happiness;
sâkihitowin – love;
tâpowakêyihtamowin – faith;
wahkohtowin – kinship;
kanâcihowin – cleanliness;
nanâskomowin – gratitude;
mâtinamâtowin – sharing;
sohkisowin – strength;
miyo-ohpikihâwasowin – good child-rearing;
pakosêyihtâkosowin – hope;
manâcihitowin – ultimate protection;
âniskêtowin – inter-connectedness.

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Thank you to “That Môniyâw Linguist” for gathering examples of these important cultural touchstones from a variety of published texts. How exciting to see these pieces brought together.

About Arden Ogg

Arden Ogg is Director of the Cree Literacy Network, launched in 2010 with the goal of creating Cree language literacy materials suitable for use by learners of all ages.
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1 Response to Traditional teachings passed on via Solomon Rat

  1. Reblogged this on That Môniyâw Linguist and commented:
    A very nice list of important philosophical concepts expressed in Cree, by the long-time Cree scholar Solomon Rat. Don’t take the translations to heart, though – as always, translation is just an approximation to give you a starting idea.

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